TROY, Mich., Dec. 16, 2015 – For the third year in a row, North American Bancard, an award-winning industry leader in credit card processing, is helping Forgotten Harvest provide Thanksgiving dinner for those in need in Metro Detroit.  This year, rather than donating actual turkeys, the company is giving certificates for Thanksgiving turkeys or hams to the non-profit, which is dedicated to relieving hunger in metro Detroit.  Donating the certificates will allow Forgotten Harvest to purchase exactly what is needed to prepare Thanksgiving meals for individuals and families helped by the organization.

Founded in 1990, Forgotten Harvest is a Detroit area non-profit organization that “rescues” surplus prepared and perishable food sources including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and other Health Department-approved resources.  The collected food is then distributed free of charge to more than 260 emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area.  The certificates donated by North American Bancard will help provide Thanksgiving dinners for individuals and families served by Forgotten Harvest’s ten agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

“Thanksgiving is a time of celebration with a grand meal at its center, and it can be especially difficult for those who are unable to provide a meal for their family,” said Marc Gardner, founder, president and CEO of North American Bancard.  “We here at North American Bancard are thankful to have the opportunity to provide for so many people in need.  I am also thankful for and proud of NAB’s employees, who are helping to kick off the season of giving with this wonderful gesture of generosity.”

“We are very grateful for this donation from North American Bancard,” said Ellen Busch, Administrative Coordinator at Forgotten Harvest.  “The certificates will be able to help several of our kitchens in the metro Detroit area.  Donations from companies and organizations like North American Bancard enable us to provide holiday meals for people who might otherwise not have them.”

About North American Bancard 

Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, award-winning North American Bancard is an industry leader in credit card processing, providing a variety of merchant services that help client companies of all sizes develop solutions for payment processing, including credit, debit, EBT, check conversion and guarantee, gift & loyalty cards and more. As an MSP/ISO since 1992, North American Bancard is dedicated to offering the highest service levels, exceptionally competitive pricing, and the latest technology to its client companies, including Pay Anywhere, its proprietary point-of-sale (POS) solution. With over $34 billion worth of payments processed for more than 250,000 businesses every year, North American Bancard is determined to help American businesses prosper. For more information, visit